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Academy Social Justice Blog

The purpose of this Blog is to provide families of students who are entering the Bar/Bat Mitzvah years with ideas and suggestions for possible social justice/Mitzvah projects. (But there will be items here that older students and adults can participate in as well!) Do you have any recommendations for additions to this list?  Please contact Aaron Frankel, 847 256-0755,  aaronfrankel@bhcbe.org. 

JUF TOV TEEN VOLUNTEERING

JUF has a great web page for helping to identify local social justice projects and fine-tune Mitzvah project ideas. The page also contains a link to JUF's wonderful Tikkun Olam manual. 

UPTOWN CAFE

BHBE provides servers for one meal per month at the Uptown Cafe, 909 W. Wilson Avenue in Chicago. 4 individuals are needed each time. Ages 12 and above. At least one adult is required if it's a group of kids, and individual or groups of adults are also welcome! Volunteers must be there on time. Dinner/lunch offered as a thank you. 30 minutes of training provided. For more information or if you would like to sign up, please e-mail Linda Becker, lindabecker10@gmail.com. 

Upcoming Dates:

  1. Tuesday, July 31, 5:30-7:30 pm
  2. Sunday, August 26, 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

THE BIRTHDAY PARTY PROJECT

The Birthday Party Project’s Mission is to bring joy to homeless children through the magic of Birthdays.

"With the help of our birthday enthusiasts™ (volunteers), we host monthly birthday bashes at homeless and transitional living facilities across the country. Our themed parties are complete with activities and games, decorations, cakes, and FUN for all the children and families living at the agency." For more information, visit the Birthday Project Website.

(Added 6/6/18)

Wed, March 20 2019 13 Adar II 5779